British India Gold Mohur – 1835 & 1841 Proof Mule Varieties

August 2, 2018

Recently, I came across 2 interesting coins, Proof mule restrikes of the 1835 & 1841 Mohurs. These 2 varieties have gone unnoticed by the majority of the collectors & dealers. Major publications including Pridmore & Paul Stevens have not attributed these … Read more

East India Company, British India 1857-1858 1/4 Anna – Varieties

May 20, 2018

The 1857 & 1858 1/4 Anna coin was produced in England by Soho mint and J. Watt & Co., Birmingham, England as the Indian mints were unable to keep up with the huge demand of 1/4 Anna coins during this … Read more

British India 1929 One Anna Pattern/Specimen – 2 Types

April 29, 2018

In 1929, it seems that there was some thought at the Calcutta mint to change the design of the Anna slightly, perhaps in the hope of increasing the longevity of the dies. They tried to make the rims a little … Read more

British India, Edward VII, 1901 Pattern & Proof Rupees including the Later Restrike Mules

April 20, 2018

Queen Victoria died on 22nd January 1901. The designs for the new coinage were begun almost immediately in Calcutta and were sent to the Royal Mint for their consideration. The officials at the Royal Mint were not complimentary and further … Read more

Counterfeit, 1888 British India Gold Mohur – Technique & Detection

April 17, 2018

This counterfeit British India Gold Mohur was produced using the transfer die method. As a result of the growing market for Indian coins, counterfeiters have shifted some attention towards this area. While a lot of collectors and dealers are aware … Read more

British India Edward VII, 1904 Copper & Bronze Die Trial set – 4 coins

April 15, 2018

This set of 4 coins in one of the fascinating trial patterns in British Indian coin series. The first coin is the 1904 1/4 Anna in bronze rather than the copper of the circulating coins, graded by NGC as PF … Read more

1807 Madras Presidency Regulating Dub

April 13, 2018

Here is a Madras Presidency Regulating Dub, dated 1807. This is a unique denomination, minted to adjust payments made in copper dubs and fanams instead of the rupee. This coin, along with 3 copper Dubs, was set to equal 1 … Read more